Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Jack H. Wegman was allegedly under the influence of marijuana when he crashed into a police car at a DWI checkpoint.
A Monmouth County grand jury voted to indict Jack H. Wegman, 18, of Union Beach on charges he assaulted a Holmdel Police Officer with a vehicle at a DWI checkpoint in October 2012. On Oct. 7, 2011 at approximately 11:42 p.m., officers from the Holmdel Police Department, the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office and the Brielle Police Department were in the process of preparing a DWI checkpoint on Route 35 just north of Centerville Road. Holmdel Patrolman Michael Michalski observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed toward the checkpoint and not slowing down in response to the warning lights and police vehicles at the scene, according to the press release. Michalski yelled at other officers to get out of the roadway but was unable to …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Police say he forged the prescription to obtain pain killers.
A Monmouth County grand jury voted to indict a Hazlet man on charges he fraudulently obtained pain killers from a township pharmacy. Police say Daniel Moeller, 32, allegedly forged a prescription for oxycodone at Walgreens. He was indicted on two counts, including obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud and uttering a forged instrument. Both are third degree crimes. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that a jury voted there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
Monday, January 14, 2013
An Aberdeen man and a Holmdel teen were indicted on charges stemming from incidents in Hazlet, Holmdel and Aberdeen.
Rafael Sanchez, Jr, 23, of Aberdeen and Jennifer Raxach, 18, of Holmdel were indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury on charges filed by Hazlet, Holmdel and Aberdeen. Police say Sanchez stole over $500 worth of jewelry in Aberdeen on July 1 and received over $500 worth of stolen jewelry on both July 11 in Aberdeen and July 16 in Holmdel. Police say Raxach received over $500 worth of stolen jewelry between July 16 and 17 in Hazlet. Sanchez was indicted on three charges, including theft of movable property and two counts of receiving stolen property. All are third degree crimes. Raxach was indicted on one count of third degree receiving stolen property. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that a grand jury voted there was …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Police say the man was wielding a firearm with a handmade bayonet.
A New Jersey grand jury voted this week to indict a Union Beach man on assault and resisting arrest charges. According to court documents, investigators allege that Joseph Infantolino, 45, assaulted or attempted to assault a victim with a firearm that had a handmade bayonet attached to it on Sept. 22 in Union Beach. Infantolino allegedly resisted arrest that same day by using or threatening to use physical force, the court documents state. Infantolino was indicted on a total of five charges, including third degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, third degree resisting arrest, second degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, third degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and fourth degree unlawful …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Police say the chase began in Howell and went through Freehold, Manalpan and Marlboro before ending in Aberdeen.
Devante Jones, 19, of Cliffwood was indicted this week on charges of eluding police after an August police chase which spanned from Howell to Aberdeen. The chase eventually ended with his being apprehended following a foot pursuit in Aberdeen, according to police. According to Detective Sgt. Eileen Dodd, Jones was observed by Cpl. Fred Bauer to be driving his 2012 Toyota in a reckless manner. After Jones refused to stop he lead officers on a multi-department chase up Rt. 9 through Freehold, Manalapan and Marlboro before Bauer stopped his chase. Dodd said the Aberdeen Police Department then picked up the chase. After attempting to get out of the car and flee on foot Dodd said Jones was arrested in Aberdeen. Jones was indicted on eluding …
Monday, January 7, 2013
A Monmouth County handed up the indictment Jan. 3.
A Monmouth County grand jury voted to indict a Hazlet man on charges he intended to sell and did sell marijuana on two occasions. Investigators say Scott Scettini, 19, was in possession of marijuana and sold it to an undercover detective from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office in Hazlet on May 30 and June 11. Scettini was indicted on four charges, including two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute and two counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance. An indictment does not indicate a conviction, only that a grand jury voted there was enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The alleged crimes occurred in Red Bank, Fair Haven and Hazlet in 2011.
A Matawan man was indicted by a New Jersey grand jury Monday on several theft by deception charges for allegedly using a false identity to acquire money and property in multiple municipalities. According to a press release issued by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office in January, James Demitro, 42, posed as the nephew of an elderly Red Bank woman suffering from dementia. Authorities began to investigate Demitro after suspicions arose following several financial and estate planning transactions conducted between March and August 2011, according to the release. Investigators say Demitro assumed the false identity in April 2011 in order to obtain property on Harrison Avenue in Red Bank, valued at $75,000 or higher. He also allegedly used…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Kareem Gary, 32, of Elizabeth and Herman Rozier, 46, of Linden were indicted on Thursday in Monmouth County Court.
A Monmouth County grand jury indicted Kareem Gary, 32, of Elizabeth and Herman Rozier, 46, of Linden on Dec. 13 on seven charges stemming from the alleged burglary of businesses in Matawan, Aberdeen and Red Bank. The investigation began in Matawan after the July burglary of Wine Nation, where the front glass window was shattered and cash and cigarettes were stolen. As a result of the Wine Nation burglary investigation, Matawan Det. Joseph Lovallo and Det. Steve Sakowski were able to identify one of the suspects and tracked his whereabouts for ten days, Lt. Jason Gallo told Patch in August. The detectives were aware that the burglary of Wine Nation was similar to several 'smash and grab' style burglaries committed across the state, Gallo …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Police say over six pounds of marijuana were seized from a Freneau Avenue home in April.
Four men were indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury Tuesday on charges stemming from a drug bust on Freneau Avenue in Matawan, according to court documents. On April 26, the Matawan Police Department executed a search warrant at a Freneau Avenue home at about 3:30 p.m., Sgt. Thomas Falco told Patch in April. Police seized $10,000 in cash, over six pounds of marijuana, 13 grams of cocaine, five glass smoking pipes, an imitation handgun and a 600,000 volt stun gun from the home, Falco said. Scales and packaging materials used for distribution of narcotics were also found at the home. Police also seized a 1995 Honda Civic. Joey Sieredzinksi, 21, of Matawan; Daniel Mattis, 22, of Rumson; and Jerelle Medford, 23, of Brooklyn were indicted on…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Christine J. Pettorsson was formally charged by a grand jury Tuesday for allegedly presenting someone else's insurance information to pay for surgery.
The Cliffwood Beach woman who is accused of using using someone else's identification and insurance cards during a weeklong surgical stay at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel has been indicted by a grand jury in Freehold. The jury found that Christine J. Pettorsson, who lives on Shore Concourse in the Cliffwood Beach section of Aberdeen, should stand trial on charges brought by the Monmouth County Prosecutor of theft of service. (The grand jury does not determine guilt or innocence.) Her stay at Bayshore, between April 24-29, is estimated to have cost $22,151. Pettorsson was also charged with impersonation and identity theft.